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Diciotti Dilemma​?​!


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Hey there, here it is and we are more than happy to finally present you the first song of the upcoming Album "IDEOLOGY" by The Detectors which is going to be released on 15 I 05 I 2020 via SBÄM Records. The song deals with the fact that every single human being has got the right to be assisted in distress at sea, no matter where he or she is from. And that those who assist deserve the support and solidarity of all of us. And that Matteo Salvini is an asshole.
While we’re hanging out here in Kiel, Flensburg or Hamburg, doing jobs or making music, or simply sit in warm & dry rooms, every day people drown in attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea in tiny rubber boats. While we are playing shows for solidarity or writing songs about it, on site there are people who directly act: They are on the Mediterranean Sea and save others from drowning. They do exactly, what should be expected by each and everyone of us. But the reality is different. Sad but true, whether you are assisted in distress at sea depends still – or even worse: again – on the country which issued your passport. A piece of paper, a definition, that decides about life and death. If this happens to you as a tourists off the coast of Norway, you get rescued via helicopters, if this happens to you as a refugee off the coast of Italy, you are abandoned to your fate. And those who try to change it, who tackle, who stand up for those values Europe still claims to defend, are being harassed, criminalized and hindered from their precious work.

With this mind: Sea rescue is not a crime!!


What's the worth of life
compared to the worth of law?
Your values, your nations, your flags
what are they good for?
Just constructions in your head
you have been taught to believe in.
Just constructions in your head
but crucial concepts for life and death.

Murderous concepts.

These Boundaries in our heads constructed
to justify arbitrary spite and distrust.
What is the use of it but to define a "them and us"

Fortriss Europe fuck your foreclosure policy.
It's a Mediterranean massgrave,
sieg heil Matteo Salvini.
Your Flags are waving and people dying,
I don't believe in you!
Fuck your neo-fascist propaganda.
Fuck your concepts and FUCK YOU!

Murderous concepts!

These Boundaries in our heads constructed
to justify arbitrary spite and distrust.
What is the use of it but to define a "them and us"

“In our dreams we have seen another world, an honest world, a world decidedly more fair than the one in which we now live. We saw that in this world there was no need for armies; peace, justice and liberty were so common that no one talked about them as far-off concepts, but as things such as bread, birds, air, water, like book and voice.”
- [Subcomandante Marcos] -

to turn desire into devotion, let's light a fire in the ocean
to turn desire into virtue, support the pioneers of sea rescue
to turn desire into virtue, tear down the fortress they build around you
to turn desire into devotion, ignite the fire of revolution


released February 24, 2020


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